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Hungarian Universities Scholarships

19 August 2019

The Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Programme which is available for students from 70 countries worldwide is the Hungarian Government’s contribution to academic excellence said Mr Andras Kiraly, Ambassador of Hungary to South Africa.

He was speaking at reception, held at the Embassy of Hungary in Pretoria, for a group of 52 South African students who were awarded the prestigious scholarship.

Photo: (l-r) Thabile Diphofa, Mr Andras Kiraly, Ambassador of Hungary, Siphesihle Nene, Mabore Thema and Lehlohonolo Diale

The programme is in its third year and is gaining in popularity as students returning to South Africa share their experiences of this country in Central Europe that is steeped in history. “Focus on your studies and ask for assistance, especially the newcomers to our beautiful, diverse and culturally rich country,” encouraged Ambassador Kiraly.


Hungary is home to some of the oldest, most established tertiary institutions in Europe.Chief Director Ghaleeb Jeppie from the Department for Higher Education in South Africa thanked the Hungarian Government, and especially the Embassy here in Pretoria for facilitating and coordinating with the students.

Hungary has a history that stretches back many centuries.  In 1989, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Hungary followed a democratic parliamentary process. It has a population of ten million people and is a member of the European Union. As part of the Schengen Area common visa policy and its central location, travel in Europe is easy with many European destinations in close proximity.



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